Regional Colleges calendar published Oct. 31, 2019

Events scheduled at regional colleges


University of Minnesota, Morris

Student events

Music: Symphonic Winds, Nov. 3, 3 p.m., Morris Elementary school concert hall; program of foot-tapping music.

Theater: “Julius Caesar,” Nov. 14-15, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 16, 2 p.m., Humanities Fine Arts, tickets call 320-589-6274 or email

World Touch Heritage Series

The World Touch Cultural Heritage series is a longstanding university program that celebrates diversity and is over 50 years old. This year’s theme is “Renewing our Relations” and its focus is on the Native American cultures.


Sean Sherman demonstration: Nov. 11, 6:30 p.m., Student Center Turtle Mountain Cafe; Chef Sean Sherman will give a cooking demonstration.

Sean Sherman talk: Nov. 12, 7 p.m., Edson Auditorium; Chef Sean Sherman will speak on the “(R)evolution of indigenous food systems in North America. Sherman, Oglala Lakota from the Pine Ridge reservation, is the founder of the company The Sioux Chef. In 2014 he opened his business as a caterer and food educator to the Twin Cities. His focus quickly became providing catering, cooking classes, speeches, and demonstrations. Through his research, Sherman has uncovered and mapped out the foundations of indigenous food systems through an indigenous perspective. With an ever growing team of decolonized-minded peers, he is leading a movement to completely redefine North American cuisine through the understanding and utilization of indigenous food knowledge.

African movie festival

The African movie festival will present shows on Nov. 16 from Cameroon, Ghana, Rwanda, Swaziland, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo at the Morris Movie Theatre, 12 East 6th Street in Morris. There will be three screening periods, each of which will show a short film and a feature film: 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4 p.m. followed by a short discussion of the films.

Performing Arts

For more information or to purchase tickets call 320-589-6077 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays or visit

Scott Horey: Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m., HFA recital hall; solo percussion concert by assistant professor of music at UM-M,

Hiplet Ballerinas: Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Edson Auditorium.


Roxane Gay: Nov. 1, 7 p.m., Edson Auditorium; a moderated conversation with essayist, fiction writer and New York Times columnist Roxane Gay. Her work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-hold-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism.

Barber Lecture: Nov. 4, 7 p.m., Humanities Fine Arts; Dr. Brigitte Weltman-Aron, professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Florida, will speak about the Algerian novelist, historian and film director Assia Djebar.


Art exhibits

Festering Liberation: Nov. 11-27, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 1 to 4 p.m Saturday, Edward J. and Helen Jane Morrison Gallery, Humanities Fine Arts; “Festering Liberation: A Feminist Art Exhibit” curated by Olivia Carlson and Miranda Rosequist, Studio Art Seniors who have organized the juried show with works from regional universities. Opening reception 5 p.m. Nov. 11.

College of St. Benedict & St. John’s University

Student events

Theater: “The Secret Worlds of Women” a Devised Theater Production, Nov. 14-17, 21-23, Gorecki Family Theater, CSB.

Fine Arts Series

Events are in Escher Auditorium, Gorecki Theatre, Colman Theater or Sacred Heart Chapel on the CSB campus in St. Joseph or the Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, Great Hall or Abbey Church on the SJU campus in Collegeville. For more information or to purchase tickets call 320-363-5777 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday or online at

Theatre Re: Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m., Humphrey Theater; “The Nature of Forgetting” merges evocative movement with compelling live music to tell the story of a middle-aged father struggling in the early stages of dementia. Panel discussion and Q&A following the show.

Scrap Arts Music: Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m., Humphrey Theater; using instruments crafted from reclaimed industrial scraps to deliver intricate rhythms and energy and has evolved into Canada’s leading percussion ensemble.

Kevin Kling & Friends: Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m., Humphrey Theater; get primed for the holidays with the “Tales from the Charred Underbelly of the Yule Log.”

Cherish the Ladies: Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., Escher Auditorium; “A Celtic Christmas” blends music, vocals and step dancing as they put their signature mark on classic carols.

Art exhibits

James A. Bowey: through Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, Benedicta Arts Center; “When Home Won’t Let You Stay” documentary photography/presentation, artist reception 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7.

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